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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Pilot Whales

This year
45 whales beached in Australia euthanised after efforts to save them failed
The pod of long-finned pilot whales stranded themselves on Tuesday on Cheynes Beach.
Last year
About 200 pilot whales die on Australian beach in mass stranding
Just 35 of the approximately 230 beached whales are still alive.
All time
Navy and volunteers rescue 120 whales in Sri Lanka after mass stranding
Local authorities were braced for mass deaths as seen in Tasmania in September.
Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach
The pod of pilot whales have become stranded for a second time today.
16 whales die after being stranded on Scottish beach
The pilot whales were part of a pod of at least 40 which had been seen swimming in shallow water off St Andrew’s.
Whale deaths off Donegal could have been caused by navy's sonar
The 33 pilot whales may have died after becoming confused by the British Royal Navy’s sonar activity.